If you know me at all, you know I love to reward myself. And as I approach my 100 pound mark, I’m thinking about what I should give to myself as a reminder than I’m really kicking butt.
Right now, I have a plan to see the dermatologist when I reach 100 pounds (not so much as a reward as just a good time to do it.) I have a lot of scaring from pimples that occurred when my body packed on a lot of weight quickly. Jeez..have I no shame?! Nope..not really..:)
So my plan at 100 pounds is to start the process of making the skin on my face as clear and flawless as possible. I’m quite happy with the skin on my legs and around most of my body, but everyone sees my face first. And I want to feel confident and happy about it even if it means laser treatments, scrubs and God knows what else.
My reason for choosing 100 pounds as a starting point is that I’d like to be finished with any process I have to go through by the time I reach my ultimate goal. I also have Invisaligns (clear braces) which will be completed before I hit my ultimate goal so I will have the full effect of the whole cocoon to butterfly thing. 😉
Now, back to rewards…I have to preface this by saying that even if I couldn’t afford to splurge for myself, I’d have reward enough already because I feel like a new and incredible person who is active, determined and happy. That being said, I also like nice things. Who am I kidding?! I LOVE nice things. 🙂
So when I reach 100 pounds I’m going to purchase one of these as a gift to myself:
- The Elsa Peretti Star Necklace from Tiffany & Co. as a representation of 100 pounds lost and countless bravos (each one being a little reminder of the behavioral changes I’ve made, challenges I’ve overcome and healthy decisions that I made for myself to reach this milestone.)
- A Michael Kors Ceramic Watch (just because it’s super cute and stylish. hehe)
- A Burberry Watch (because it’s just very pretty and elegant looking.)
As you can see, I’d like a new watch, but I think that a necklace like the star would serve as a daily reminder of what I’m trying to accomplish. Note to boyfriend: If I buy myself the necklace at 100 pounds, please see the watches listed when searching for a birthday prezzie for me. 😉
And just since I’m in the mood to shop and dream, I’ll tell you about my plans for 200 pounds. When I started this weight loss journey, my boyfriend and I decided that when I hit 200 pounds lost we’ll go to Greece. It is close to his heart and a big desire for him as well as for me. So this time next year (or maybe a bit later, whatever) we will be planning our trip to Greece which will be unforgettable.
And since I’ll need to pack for my trip in style, I plan to purchase the Louis Vuitton Pégase 55 Business rolling luggage piece. Good grief, people…it’s b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! I looked at one at LV yesterday, and I promise that I’m going to do my best to wait a year to buy it though it would be soooooo fun to bring it with me to Aruba next month! (Um, for the record…that won’t be happening.)
I do think that when I reach 200 pounds lost, I’ll be more than happy to pick up this piece for myself. It’s stupidly extravagant and maybe even a little cheesy, but I want it. And I have a lot of work (losing weight) to do before I earn it.
It is important to have goals whether you’re losing 10 pounds or 250 pounds. And, for me, rewarding myself is just another reason to look forward to reaching my goals. But rewards don’t have to cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to be effective. They just need to be something out of the ordinary that will last as a reminder of how far you’ve come. And when I get to goal, I’ll reward myself with something awesome when I’ve kept it off for a year..then two…then three…
Different things work for different people. But I’m clearly a person who loves pretty things, and this makes me even more excited to reach the goals I have in place.
Do you reward yourself when you accomplish something? What serves as your reminder of what you’ve done for yourself?